First The Photo: What is being created? Can you name each of the items used in the building?
Second The Questions: Do you have something you like to create? Do you have a special talent you like to share in your gift giving? Do you like to create on your own or do you enjoy working on team projects? Do you have special people in your life that you make cherished items for?
Third Next Steps: Memories are one of the best side benefits of creative gift giving. Does your family take time to create together? This can simply mean sitting down as a group and creating your holiday greeting that you send to family and friends. Even the youngest hands can help affix a stamp, or add on a return address label. How memorable a card would be if the envelop was addressed in elementary school printing. Do you set aside time during this busy season to create with your children? Baking is another perfect family project. Parenting tip: try to have the kitchen ready with supplies close at hand before you call the kids in. Then: All Hands on Deck..spend a weekend baking up the magic of the season. Fill your home with the smells of wonder. Then deliver a plate of your homemade goodies to a neighborhood shut in, or an elderly couple who are alone. Offer the joy of giving to your children and let them experience the magic of creativity!